* Posts by JohnSmitty

8 posts • joined 22 Dec 2009

Sydney's CBD heading off the grid

JohnSmitty
WTF?

Re: Um what?

The gas could be piped in from western Sydney. I suppose, instead of making more ugly vistas with long distant high voltage power lines from the hunter valley, and unlike power lines they'll stick the gas pipeline underground.

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Disappearing bees mystery: Boffins finger regicide pesticides

JohnSmitty
FAIL

What about Australia...

Unless these bee botherers include references as to why this hasn't happened in Australia as well they probably aren't worth listening to.

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Atmospheric DOUBLE-WHAMMY: fertilizers deplete ozone, add to warming

JohnSmitty
FAIL

Oh look, yet another scare story from the CSIRO... *yawn*

I guess they felt in this weeks staff meeting that people weren't sufficiently scared about future droughts and heat waves since we've had one of the coldest and wettest summers on record and this may have had too many people laughing at them.

This goes doubly so over their 2008 predictions of the drought then being the new normal, since then we've had 3 or 4 years of flooding in different parts of Australia.

CSIRO: 0

Mother Nature: <too many to count>

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Oz domain regs running at 60k per month

JohnSmitty

More likely due to the cost of domains falling...

.au Domains 10 years ago were a lot more expensive, so it's no wonder more of them get bought as the price has fallen.

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Yes, the Googlephone works in Blighty

JohnSmitty

UK Carriers...

Vodafone is planning to carry it, don't know which countries however.

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Doing the maths on Copenhagen

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Haven't we had enough economists already?

After the financial crisis I thought economists would be listened to less, since greed is good and all, how does that help me?

Also before making sweeping statements did you notice the corruption in Denmark from their cap and trade system?

Basically it doesn't matter what happens going forward someone will game the system, especially because of so much money being involved.

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You are making some big assumptions here about CO2 etc...

We have been told, almost non-stop for the last 20 years CO2 is the cause of the planet heating up, then nature throws a curve ball and starts cooling down for the last 10, so if CO2 is still going up why is global temp going down and we're still being told CO2 is causing us to heat up?

Also Hansen has just done an about face almost, he's gone from singing the CO2 song, to now claiming soot is responsible for at least 50% of melting slabs of ice. So again if CO2 is such a boogyman why are we suddenly being told it mostly isn't any more?

I agree we need to clean up our activities on this planet, but targeting CO2 probably won't have any effect what so ever, in fact some are claiming the increased CO2 has increased plant diversity and all the wonderful things that go with it, like potentially less people starving.

The planet will be here long after we're gone, something else will evolve to be the dominate species on the planet so we need to be honest what we're doing here, saving our selves, not saving the planet.

Then of course there is the little matter of SO2, which has the opposite effect to CO2 by cooling the planet, but they aren't properly measuring most emissions so we don't really know what is going on here, just a lot of people jumping up and down crying wolf. All they really care about is their on going funding to further research things that may be of no consequence.

If these politicians were serious about saving people on this planet why are they doing nothing about funding people starving? A sub-org of the UN was asking for 45billion to feed the starving, but no one gave a cent. What about all the curable dieses in less wealthy nations, how much is being done about that to save the 1-3 million or so people that die just from malaria a year?

Copenhagen failed for the same reason it existed, it was created out of greed and the lure of billions if not trillions of fresh tax dollars, but no one trusted anyone else with the money so it fell over.

All the politicians are greedy hypocritical sods that shouldn't be given a cent more in money while they keep lying to us about caring about people and/or "the planet"

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